12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges day trip planning app.

Asheville, USA to Bruges is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Asheville to Bruges, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Asheville in April: high temperatures in Bruges hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

Capital of Europe

On the 7th (Sun), make a trip to Atomium, explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then explore the activities along English Garden.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Munich trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Paris in April since evenings lows in Munich dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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Ile-de-France travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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